The Japanese Tattoo

The Japanese Tattoo

In 1997 and 1998 I visited Japan to tattoo and learn. It was a trip that shaped the rest of my career.  I brought home two suitcases of books that I purchased while traveling. This was a time that "google search" wasn't invented yet and reference material was  highly sought after.

From these books and my experience in Japan, my love for the Japanese tattoo was born.  Over my career I have been honored to apply the stories and fables of Japanese folklore on my clients.

What I love about the Japanese tattoo is that sometimes my clients choose an image and sometimes the image choose them.

If you would like to discuss how you can plan your Japanese tattoo, I would like to meet with you. Together we can create something powerful.

-Matt Hodel

Have you heard my podcast? 

Bastards of Art: Too polished for folk art, too punk for fine art.

Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the studio. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.

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